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Egyptian Foreign Ministry: Turkish intervention complicated the Libyan scene

The Address | Benghazi – Libya

CAIRO – The Egyptian Foreign Ministry said that Turkey is supplying weapons to the militias in Libya and supporting them with terrorists, stressing that Ankara’s support for the Tripoli-based Government of National Accord (GNA) will be a key element of instability in the region.

This came during a virtual round of political consultations between Egypt and Spain held on Thursday, with the participation of the Egyptian Assistant Foreign Minister for Libyan Affairs, the Egyptian Deputy Assistant Foreign Minister for Western European Affairs and the Spanish Ambassador in Cairo.

In a statement, the Egyptian Foreign Ministry said that the talks dealt with consultations and exchange of views on a number of regional issues of common concern. The Spanish side was keen to know the Egyptian vision of the overall situation in the Middle East.

Ambassador Mohamed Abu Bakr, assistant to the Egyptian Foreign Minister for Libyan Affairs, stressed upon Egypt’s steadfast stance on the crisis in Libya, stressing that the Turkish role in Libya is negative after supplying the militias with more weapons and transporting more terrorists from Syria. He also pointed out that this is a major component of instability and a threat to security in the region and to the outputs of the Berlin process.

Both sides affirmed the importance of continuing to develop relations between Egypt and Spain to serve their interests, and they also agreed on the importance of continuing to consult and coordinate on issues of common concern in an effort to reach a political settlement of these crises as soon as possible in order to achieve stability and development in the region.

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